Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The Paul Beau Hors d'Age Cognac is one of the most decorated that we know... It has won 5 Gold Medals at Concours Général de Paris since 2000, plus numerous medals at the IWSC. In 2009, Paul Beau was awarded a special prize in Paris for the consistency of their products. An exceptional cognac, with plenty of “rancio” flavour.
The emphasis on ageing has worked well, and this particularly fine 25 year old has developed a big complexity with aromas of orange peel, kumquats, guava, melon, dried nuts, and much more. Its slightly higher than usual strength of 43% further enhances this cognac.
Definite worth its age
The nose is Asian dried orange peel, lightly burnt carmel, melted orange sherbet, and median body spicy cigar with a touch of ocean spray.
Taste is exotic fruits like durian and jackfruit. Spiciness réminiscence of camp fire and the creaminess of crème brûlée.
Finish Is medium to long with notes a mild cigar with ginger tones
Paul Beau Hors d'Age
I think this is the best value for money hors d'Age cognac.
About Paul Beau Cognac
With a history dating back to the 19th century, the house of Paul Beau Cognac boasts over 100 hectares of prime Grande Champagne vineyards. As with so many of the smaller family run concerns, Beau cognac started by selling all of their eaux-de-vie to the big cognac houses. However, after the business was handed down from the founder to his son, changes were put in place to commence selling some of their wares under their own label, and the brand ‘Paul Beau’ was born.
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